The Jewish Floridian of South County

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The Jewish Floridian of South County
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Jewish Floridian
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Jewish Floridian of South Broward
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F.K. Shochet.
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December 20, 1985
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 14, 1979)-
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The Apr. 20, 1990 issue of The Jewish Floridian of South County is bound in and filmed with v. 20 of The Jewish Floridian of South Broward.

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W*| The Jewish "^ ?
of South County
Colume7 Number 43 Senrlnfl Boca Raton, Defray Baach, and Highland Baach, Florida Friday. Dacambar 20,1986
Price 35 Cants
oviet Jewry Update ...
)p.Ed Power and
lice... page 4
VFCS... page 5
Ms Digest... page 12
So. County Lends Israel $lm
Israel has just received a
$1 million loan, courtesy of
the South County Jewish
Federation. The loan was
made by the Federation
through American Savings
Bank, to purchase a $1
million Israel Bond, and the
U.S. Seeks Syrian Role
In Mideast Peace Talks
[The Reagan Administra-
i ap[>eRrs to be making a
ncerted effort to get Syria
folved in the Middle East
process, or at least
tee not to continue trying
[sabotage it.
[We hop*- that Syria can be
pful m the peace proceaa,"
Wary ,,f State George Shultz
I at a State Department press
tferen.v last Friday. But Shultz
1 Syria does not sup-
tthe Administration's basic re-
remenr for a peace agreement
[ "Kotiations between
'ami its Arab neighbors.
il I.TZ however, said that
Murphy, Assistant
of Suite for Near
^>uth Asian Affairs.
"very interesting and
thwhile discussions" during
: visit to Syria.
hultz 's remarks followed a
ement by State Department
pesman Bernard Kalb in which
aid the United States hoped
Syria would join the peace
pess and stressed that it is U.S.
' that the future of the Golan
hts, not just the West Bank
Gaza, should be resolved
f%'f negotiations.
t his press conference Friday.
Wtz maintained that "there has
fcn some very considerable pro-
-s in the peace process. "I
W< the recognition all around
that in the end direct negotiations
has to be the way in which an
answer is found is positive." he
BUT WHEN he was asked if he
was including Syria, he said he
was not, but was thinking about
Jordan, Egypt, Israel and some
"moderate elements" supporting
Shultz said another positive
development is "the recognition
that it's the process that we need
to get going rather than feeling
that there has to be an end result
"There isn't any preordained
outcome," he said. "That's the
whole point of negotiations."
to rule out an international con-
ference sought by King Hussein
because it would include the
Soviet Union. He said the USSR
would first have to establish
diplomatic relations with Israel,
"examine the way it treats Jews
in the Soviet Union" and "take a
look at its emigration policy."
Meanwhile, Shultz pointed out
that the "bloodiest war" now in
the Mideast is the war between
Iran and Iraq "which we would
like to see draw to an end." He
said the U.S. has urged its friends
to stop supplying arms to Iran and
if all countries, including the
Soviet Union, ended their arms
supplies to the two countries
"perhaps we can see a resolution
to that war."
transfer of the funds to
Israel has been completed.
The Israel Bond transac-
tion was announced this
week by Federation Presi-
dent Marianne Bobick and
Israel Bonds Chairman in
South County, Eugene
Squires. The bond a five-
year note paying interest at
the prime rate serves as
collateral for the loan. (In
the 34-year history of Israel
Bonds, Isreal has never
defaulted on any obligation.)
The loan was made at .5 per-
cent above prime, which
amounts to some $25,000
for the five years, and this
difference was paid for by
eight people, so that the
transaction would not cost
the federation any money.
Mrs. Bobick said she saw this
as a great achievement for South
County, and an example for com-
munities in the rest of the country
to follow. "Funds raised through
the Federation/UJ A Campaign all
go to provide social services, she
pointed out, "while the money
borrowed in the Israel Bonds pro-
gram all goes for economic
development. This means that
both are necessary, and there is
no duplication of effort involved."
She added that South County
Federation's ability to use its good
credit standing to accomplish this
is an indication of how far this
community has come in a short
time, and is a source of pride to
her and to every Federation
"This kind of cooperation bet-
ween the Federation and Israel
Bonds is not only logical in view of
the different purposes mat; it is
also a natural consequence of
what is meant by the Community
Theme we all work with," added
Eugene Squires. He was alluding
to the theme: "Into the 21st Cen-
tury One Dream, One People,
One Destiny" adopted by the
South County Jewish community
this year. Squires said he waa
grateful to the Federation for its
help, and also particularly
grateful to the eight individuals
all from the Hamlet in Delray
Beach who made it possible for
the Federation to take the loan
without incurring any expense to
the community. The eight are:
Henry Brenner, Samuel Fox,
Martin Karn, Oscar Kosh,
Rudolph Lidsky. Phil Rosenblum.
Alvin Schreibman and Jack
Bobick and Squires pointed out
that organizations, institutions
and individuals can all do a great
deal for Israel by enabling her to
borrow money in a similar way,
using their credit standing to
make such loans for Israel Bonds,
secured by the notes themselves
while the interest paid on such
loans would be tax deductible.
Air 'Cleared' in Pollard Spy Case
S. Officials in Israel on Spy Case
WASHINGTON (JTA) A delegation of State and
face Department officials went to Israel early this week
interview Israelis implicated in the case of Jonathan
[Secretary of State George Shultz said, "We have every
jn to believe that the issue involved will be resolved
kctorily." He said the team is headed by Abraham
*r, the State Department's legal advisor.
^THERS IN THE TEAM representng the Justice
tment are Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mark
rd; John Martin, head of the Justice Department's
inat manages espionage investigations; and Joseph
nova the U.S. Attorney for Washington. There are
'Members of the FBI, but they were not identified.
Lk ^' ?} a U.S. Navy counterintelligence analyst, is
Eh .w,ihout bail on the charge of selling classified in-
L, "n to wrael. His wife, Anne Henderson-Pollard, 25,
\L ng ne,d without bail on the charge of unauthoriz-
*>ssessions of classified documents.
Premier Shimon Peres
told a group of American
Jewish leaders here that the
air has been cleared bet-
ween Israel and the U.S. in
the case of Jonathan
Pollard, the U.S. Navy
counterintelligence analyst
accused of spying for Israel.
Addressing a breakfast
meeting of the Conference of
Presidents of Major American
Jewish Organizations at the
Jerusalem Hilton Hotel, Peres
said, "During the past 24 hours
we cleared up a great deal of
misunderstanding and I am op-
timistic that we will return to the
close relationship between our
two countries which reached new
heights recently."
Secretary of State George Shultz
had telephoned him at home at 3
a.m., local time, the day before to
discuss the case and clear up the
misunderstandings between
Israel and the U.S. In Houston.
Shultz told reporters the U.S. waa
"satisfied" with Israel's apology
for the affair and "wholeheartedly
welcome it." The apology waa in a
statement issued after the weekly
Cabinet meeting.
Pares said ha and Shultz spoke
for more than 30 minute* and that
Shultz waa not aware he had
awakened the Prime Minister
from sleep.
Peres stressed to the American
Jewiah leaders that the Pollard
case waa not one of Israel spying
on the U.S. but of a single person
Pollard spying. He reiterated
that the policy of the Israel
government is not to engage in es-
pionage in the U.S. The whole af-
fair, he said, was a test of rela-
tions between Israel and th.
and they have been cleared up
now, and "I hope they are back to
Prime Minister Peres
PERES ALSO cautioned that a
case like Pollard's should not be
perceived as a Jewish or national
affair but as a singular incident.
Israel, he said, would draw conclu-
sions from its investigation so as
never to repeat the failure.
Peres' references to the Pollard
case were largely in response to
questions from Kenneth Bialkin.
chairman of the Presidents Con-
ference. On his arrival here,
bialkin blamed the State Depart-
ment for criticism of Israel in the
American media.
He maintained, however, that
American Jews could not come to
terms with the Pollard case. If it is
indeed true that Pollard waa sell-
ing U.S. secrets to Israel, it is a
very serious matter that
American Jews cannot accept, he
Asked by Bialkin what priorities
he set for the Presidents Con-
ference to pursue in the U..S.,
IVn-s stressed the issue of Soviet
Jews and Jewiah education. He
also urged every American Jew to
visit Israel, at least once.
THE PREMIER was not overly
optimisic that Soviet Jews would
soon be allowed to emigrate. He
said the exit of Jews from the
USSR is closely related to improv
ed relations between Washington
and Moscow; also, the Soviets will
not permit Jews to leave unless
they are bound for Israel, not the
U.S. or elsewhere. The majority of
Jews who left the USSR in recent
years have gone to the U.S.
Referring to the summit
meeting between President
Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev in Geneva, Peres said,
"I was told Reagan spoke very
movingly in the recent summit on
the fate of Soviet Jews but Gor-
bachev was not moved."
He said Israel cannot see how
the Soviet Union can be a party to
an international conference on the
Middle East as long as it has no
diplomatic ties with Israel and
Soviet Jews are not permitted to
reunite with their families in
Israel. He added that an interna-
tional conference is no substitute
for direct negotiations between
Israel and the Arabs.
$10 Million
For Health Care
Cabinet approved an additional
$10 million for health care aa
hospitals, unable to pay their billa,
said they were running out of
medicine, food and fuel. The
Tnuva dairy conglomerate has
stopped supplying several
hospitals with milk, saying the
Finance Ministry owes it some
$1.3 million.
A Cabinet spokesman said the
extra $10 million was for the
Histadrut's sick fund to help pay
its debts to government and
Histadrut-owned hospitals.


Page 2 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Frid*yr D 'Silent no more'
Soviet Jewry update
Refuseniks Not Seeking Change,
Just Escape From Soviet Union
Moore, religion editor of the
Houston Chronicle, visited the
Soviet Union along with six other
Texans earlier this year to learn
more about refuseniks. He
reported on his visit in a series of
articles in the Houston Chronicle,
which the newspaper has
reprinted in pamphlet form. This
is the third of J, of the articles we
are bringing our readers, courtesy
of The Houston Chronicle.
MOSCOW Every day of the
week citizens of the United States
or Western Europe are here
meeting with Soviet Jews who
want to emigrate to Israel. These
meetings are private, usually held
in the homes of the Soviet Jews,
and a constant source of irritation
to the Kremlin. While obviously
aware that these meetings are
taking place on its own soil, the
Soviet government has done little
to stop them, except to play
Halloween like tricks on the
Why? The visitations are part of
the tourist business the Soviet
government needs to draw
foreign currency to its cash-poor
society. To stop the visitsentirely
the Soviet government would
have to cancel almost all tour
groups from the United States,
Canada. Australia, and all of
Western Europe, thus eliminating
billions of dollars worth of income.
Until the meetings actually take
place, the Soviet government has
no way to determine which
tourists intend to meet with
Soviet Jews, who call themselves
Refuseniks because they have
been denied exit visas to leave the
Soviet Union.
When it does discover the
meetings taking place, the Soviet
government usually only monitors
them. In rare cases, the visitors
have been expelled. In one case
about nine months ago, two U.S.
visitors were beaten on the streets
of Leningrad. American Jewish
leaders said the two who were
beaten were not a part of the
visitations to Soviet Jews, but the
U.S. State Department said that
they were. The U.S. government
filed a protest over those
beatings, took Leningrad off the
list of Soviet cities U.S. citizens
can visit, but now has put Len-
ingrad back on the tourist list and
believes another episode of that
kind is unlikely to happen again.
The Soviet desk at the U.S.
State Department said it is awar.
of the visits to Soviet Jews by
U.S. citizens, but does not try to
discourage them. A Western
diplomatic spokesman said the
U.S. Embassy in Moscow is also
aware of the regularity of the
The visitations to Soviet Jews
have brought a number of promi-
nent U.S. citizens including some
congressmen, federal judges and
Hollywood personalities to
The Refuseniks are apparently
the most endangered by the visits.
They say they have decided to risk
the meetings with Westerners in
hopes that such encounters will
arouse support in the West for
their cause. The Refuseniks said
they do not want to change the
Soviet Union, only leave it for
Israel. They said they are
discriminated against by the
Soviet government because t.'iey
are Jews and persecuted for their
efforts to leave.
Eight Houstonians, including
two Houston city councilmen and
a Houston Chronicle reporter, and
a city councilman from El Paso,
recently participated in these
visits to Soviet Refuseniks in
Moscow and Leningrad. The Tex-
ans talked with more than 50
Soviet Jews, and held meetings in
about a dozen Refusenik homes.
The city councilmen said they
made the trip to Moscow because
they are concerned about the
plight of Soviet Jews. (Each par-
ticipant funded his or her own por-
tion of the trip, with the Houston
Chronicle paying Louis Moore's
total expenses.)
The Houston group, which was
in the Soviet Union May 12-22, ex-
perienced much leas harassment
from the Soviet secret police, the
KGB, than did a similar group a
year ago which believed itself to
be under constant surveillance.
Still, the recent trip was not
without its tense moments.
The group from Texas was
made up of six American Jews, all
with Russian or East European
ancestry, and three non-Jews. The
non-Jews were Houston City
Councilmen Dale Gorczynski and
Rodney Ellis and Houston Chroni
cle Religion Editor Moore. Others
in the group were Thomas
Neumann, director of the local
chapter of the Jewish Anti-
defamation League, El Paso City-
Councilman Jimmy Goldman.
Houston businessman Raymond
Maislin and his wife. Audrey, a
housewife, and Houston merchant
Melvin Feldman and his wife.
Theba. also a housewife.
All nine spent six days in
Moscow. Gorczynski and Ellis
returned to Houston from
Moscow and the remaining seven
spent four days in Leningrad
before returning to Houston.
All except Neumann listed their
correct occupations on their
Soviet visas.
All nine participated in visits to
the homes of Refuseniks. Normal-
ly, in such cases, only a few in a
tour group will participate in the
visitations, thus one of the
reasons the Soviets can't identify
the participants before-hand.
The meetings were scheduled
either during the gaps in the
Soviet tourist bureau's tightly
drawn itinerary for the group or
by group members pleading il-
lness or fatigue to get an after-
noon or morning away from the
government-assigned guide.
A visit to a Refusenik began
with a phone call from a public pay
phone never a hotel phone, out
of fear of monitoring by the Soviet
KGB. Arrangements were made
to meet the Refusenik at a subway
station near his or her home.
(Feldman quickly mastered the
color-coded extensive Moscow and
Leningrad subway systems, then
taught them to the others.)
The visits were made in groups
of three or four, so as not to draw
too much attention from Soviet
citizens on the streets and in the
subways. The Refusenik met the
visitors at the determined loca-
tions, with an agreed-upon verbal
exchange. Only once did a rendez-
vous falter, and that was briefly
and because of a misunderstan
ding about exactly where in the
subway station the contact was
supposed to take place.
The Texas visitors, next divided
into groups of one or two, then
followed the Refusenik to his or
her apartment, usually located
five to nine stories up the stairs in
a Brooklynlike apartment
Once in the Refusenik's apart-
ment (everybody lives in apart-
ments in Moscow and Leningrad),
the Texans were ushered into
either a living room or a study.
Most of the apartments were tiny,
with one having a study the size of
a large walk-in closet in a typical
Houston suburban home. The
largest apartment, about the size
of an average home in Bellaire.
housed six families.
Conversations with the
Refuseniks lasted anywhere from
one to four hours.
In almost every case, the
Refuseniks said they believed
their homes were being bugged by
the KGB. In only one case was
there any interruption that in-
dicated possible monitoring. In
that occurrence, the phone rang
at a particularly sensitive moment
in the conversation, when the
Refusenik suggested that the U.S.
Jewish community could be more
forceful in securing the release of
Jews from the Soviet Union
When the phone was answered
there was no one on the other end.
The phone-ringing occurred
again, prompting the Refusenik to
remark that perhaps he shouldn't
be making such comments. A
third phone-ringing episode pro-
mpted the Refusenik to hurriedly
send the Texans with a different
escort to a different subway sta-
tion than they had used in the
(In another situation, after the
Texans had made three visits to
Refuseniks in Moscow, this
reporter was suddenly and
strangely interrogated by the
group's Soviet guide. Tonya,
about the size, circulation and
status of the Houston Chronicle.
My visa application had been filled
in showing only that I am a jour-
nalist. I was asked if I intended to
write about the trip, to which I
replied, "maybe."
(In still another situation, three
of the group were quizzed in a
tearoom at the Leningrad Hotel
by a man who claimed to be a
British salesman for Kodak, but
whos# story, accent and curiosity
about the film being used by this
reporter aroused the group's
(A fourth, humorous incident oc-
curred when it was noted that the
flower arrangement on the dining
table for the Texas group in the
huge dining room at the Len-
ingrad Hotel was made up entirely
of the flower popularly known in
the United States as Wandering
Jew. Surrounding tables contain -
ed a different flower
The meetings with the
Refuseniks involved discussions
bout the particular individual's
plight and history. Some were
emotional and spine-tingling.
Others were rather academic and
matter-of-fact. The meeting with
Inna Begun, the wife of one of the
Soviet Union's most famous
Refusenik prisoners, Josef Begun,
occurred on Friday night and in-
cluded the traditional
candlelighting ceremony for the
Jewish Sabbath and a meal in
eluding chicken soup and matzo
The Refuseniks interviewed by
the Chronicle were all willing to
have their names used and their
pictures taken.
Some Refuseniks such as
Leonid Brailovsky of Moscow,
said they meet with Westerners at
least twice a month while others,
such as Yuli Karolin of Leningrad
and Grigory Geiahis of Leningrad,
said they are involved in such
meetings about five or six times a
year. Some even keep logs of their
Duiring one meeting in Len-
ingrad, there were already two
other visitors, a male and a
female, in the home of the
Refusenik when the Texans arriv-
ed. The other two visitors first
identified themselves aa citizens
of a Western European country.
t.Aflr_Sey qmaed in th*Ti
thoroughly, the two then
tified themselves at i.
traveling incognito with
European passports to
the situation with the d.
Refuseniks. The female
was an Israeli teacher. 1
said she was an Israeli
The male said he was at
psychiatrist. The woman
two were in the Soviet Ua
teach Refusenik parent*an.
way to teach Hebrew to
Like the Texans, the
were part of a tour grou
were the only two in that i
70 making the visits.
In Israel
... And Local

Tel Aviv University Finds Soluti
To Israel's Engineer Shortage
Tel Aviv has introduced an ac-
celerated program to upgrade
electronics technicians to fully
qualified electrical and electronics
engineers, responding to appeals
from electronics industries and
the Israel Defense Forces for a
solution to the severe shortage of
A recent survey showed that
Israel's high-tech industries are
suffering from a shortage of 2.000
electronics engineers. This
number will increase from year to
year unless a means is found to
dramatically and rapidly increase
the output of electronic engineers.
On the other hand, Israel's
technical schools are graduating a
surplus of technicians (han-
dasa 'imt in electronics.
For the qualified handasa'im
the normal eight-semester course
of studies for a BSc in electrical
and electronics engineering has
been concentrated into a six-
semester, accelerated program
under the following conditions:
1. Participants in the course will
be graduates of technical colleges
who hold matriculation cer-
tificates with an average grade of
8, with a minimum grade of 7 in
mathematics and another science
subject such as physics, as well as
a high passing grade in the
University entrance
2. Graduates in electronics at a
technical college are entitled to
certain exemptions in university
level studies, in all Israeli univer-
sities. This enables the four-year
course of studies towards a BSc
degree to be reduced to three
3. The proposed accelerated
course will be concentrated in six
semesters in two full years of con-
centrated studies, without a sum-
mer vacation.
4. The accelerated program is
based on the regular course of
fered by the Department tf|
trical Engineering and
tronics, and participant* i
quired to achieve the sami
dards as are required of i
in the regular course.
teaching staff will con
teachers from TAU and
Israeli universities, by
teachers provided by the i
tronics industry
This program has receiv
support and praise of the I
Council for Higher Educati
proval from the Kne
Ministerial (' remittee for J
and Technology. and the i
tion of the Union of Ele
dustries. It provides an
ding example of combined |
and public initiative whidj
lead to the solution of majorj
blems through innovative i
conventional appros
Anyone seeking furthers]
mation about Tel Aviv Unrn
of the activities of the
Friends should contact the|
office at 391' -91 -
Hebrew U.
Scientists Awarde
Space Contract
A research contract
develop a sturdy, highly
x-ray detects withij
operating life for use in I
solar and comet studies in i
by the U.S. National Aer
and Space Agency has
awarded to Prof. Mie
Schieber and Dr. Michael
the Hebrew Iniversitf
Jerusalem's School of
Science and Technology
and G. Energy MeasuremeJWj
of the U.S.
Prof. Schieber. who
longstanding consultant W|
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I year 15*86 will be here soon.
use a new calendar to
: the New Year.
I reality, time stands still. We
Ch on until we stop.
^ery family has its own calen-
to remind it of birthdays,
dings, joyous and sad occa-
including, for some,
tats. Each nation has its
| calendar to remind its people
nportant national events. In
words a calendar is an ar-
ement of time, designating
ficant periods.
course, only a free People
Idirect its own life. A slave,
lour forefathers in Ancient
pt. followed the calendar of
master. A person sorely tor-
I in prolonged illness, loses all
Mions of time. During my
[laincy in penitentiaries and
institutions for 25 years, I
(i distribute new calendars,
the High Holidays. Mental
El would throw them on the
- they found them mean-
One who can't tell time is
ay we grapple with the pro-
what to do with our time; as
is becoming available to
Many waste time, 6r use
to "live," but fail to time
[lives when to work, when
Bt. when to laugh and when to
"Remember the Sabbath
is a good summary of the
of time. The Jew who
cts the Jewish calendar
eta God and his people.
eml*-ring the Sabbath, the
pavs. the yahrzeits and other
jficant events, helps him to
il*r his destiny, his people,
tie faithfulness of G-d.
we are so busy, so
by current events,
uzational work, that we fail
| ber our own well-being
[parents, as children, as Jews,
pens; the Calendar helps us
nU-r what G-d has done for
fortunately, some prefer to
t things they should
nber, and remember what
Uhould forget. They like to
Tiber Judaism without the
hey like to remember that
re G-ds children and that He
I good to them, but they like
get that G-d wants them to
*ir brothers' keeper; that life
I of roses, but forget that it is
I full of thorns and thistles;
I We is a two-way street, of
and take; they like to
nber that Judaism is an
an anesthetic and forget
1 be a member of the human
one must fulfill life's
Abilities and not only enjoy
; fte Jew, the calendar is a
that for one to be a hap-
' satisfied individual, he has
e a pilgrimage to G-d on a
Ifhasis, to make life more
Wul and less boring. An
^once said "I gave up my
not because I discovered
't because it has no
ni. tw'i reciPe Hin8t
"T:1'* Jewish New Year is
i in an atmosphere of awe
?r- not with drinks and
^cau*e we, since the days
". realize that without
Rabbi Nathan Zelixer
timing our lives in accordance
with G-d's will, we cannot over-
come our animal instincts, and
work against G-d instead of work-
ing with Him as true partners.
Man today is facing many pro-
blems because his divine image is
blurred and has become a
"spiritual pigmy in a giant
frame." creating a civilization
that is impressive but also
depressive; a civilization for death
and not for life; a future for war
and annihilation not for peace and
justice, (tzedakah and mishpat.)
Modem civilization can be com-
pared to a half-assembled motor
car, with most of the parts there
a good motor, a good chasis, a
good engine but no driver who
can drive the car and know how
and where to go. Someone said "a
car is made up of hundreds of
bolts and nuts. It takes one human
nut to scatter the hundreds of
bolts and nuts, drenching them in
human blood.
The calendar, therefore, is a
reminder that man must use G-d's
gift of time, not only to shape his
physical environment but also his
spiritual atmosphere.
For man to face the coming year
with all the problems of starva-
tion, population explosion, hunger
and chaos and nuclear annihila-
tion all of which are converting
our world into an inflated bubble,
ready to burst he must use the
calendar to remind him not to
compete with G-d but work as His
partner. Then in "fear" and awe
he will hear the knock of the pall-
bearer, that is growing louder and
louder. For man to be able to drive
a car he must make G-d and
religion, not only a "ther-
mometer," just registering the
surrounding atmosphere, but also
a thermostat that will control the
environment of man. Heed, O
man, G-d's command "Remember
the Sabbath Day ..." Don't
Soldier's Body
body of an 18-year-old soldier was
discovered on the road from Petah
Tikva to Lod near Mazor village
last Thursday night. He was iden-
tified as Moshe Levy of Petah
Tikva. He had died as a result of
stab wounds. Police said his body
had been burned after the
Police are trying to establish
whether his death was due to ter-
rorist activity. He had reportedly
been hitch-hiking home from an
IDF base together with another
soldier who left the vehicle earlier.
Police have asked the driver of a
car, which gave lifts to the two
soldiers and let them off at two
different places before continuing
to Rehovot, to come forward.
Police are also investigating the
deaths of two Arabs whose bodies
were found Thursday in an
avocado orchard of Moshav Sdot
Micha seven kilometers southwest
of Beit Shemesh, not far from
where the bodies of two Jews had
been found some months ago.
The murdered Arabs, whose
names were not made public, were
29 and 31 years old. They were
from Ramallah on the West Bank
and from East Jerusalem.
Friday, December 20, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page 3
Nachman's chair could talk, it pro-
bably could relate as many stories
as the famed Hasidic master who
sat on it.
According to tradition, the chair
was built in six hours by a shoehet
(ritual slaughterer) and presented
to Reb Nachman of Bratislav in
1808. Following the charismatic
hasidic leader's death in 1810; the
chair was preserved by his
followers in the Ukraine for near-
ly a century. They secretly moved
it from one home to another to
safeguard it from the Cossack
programs and pillaging which
threatened the Jews of Eastern
Then in 1936 the chair was
broken into pieces and smuggled
out of the Soviet Union to the
Bratislav Hasidism's community
in Israel. Twenty years later the
worm-eaten fragments were
haphazardly reassembled.
Once a lavishly baroque-carved
piece of art, the chair's intricate
designs were obscured by layers
of thick black paint. Sections of
the wood were also shattered
when it was reassembled. Only
recently did the Bratislav hasidim
in Jerusalem agree to have the
mystical chair of their revered
leader restored to its original
The decades of use and decay
were stripped away by Jerualem
woodworker Catriel Sugarman,
who painstakingly removed paint,
clay and plaster from the wooden
"I had to use dental picks to get
into the cracks of the wood. Then
I had to soften the wood and go
over it again and again. It was
work suitable for ants," recalled
Sugarman, an emigrant from
Syracuse, N.Y., who worked
endlessly on the chair 10 months
in his Jerusalem workshop.
Several sections were so rotted
that Sugarman had to extract and
reconstruct them. For instance,
parts of the wood-carved lions
perching on the arms were worm-
eaten; Sugarman had to rebuild
Bratislav hasidim were in awe
as they viewed the restored chair.
Intricately designed cabbalistic
figures such as wild animals,
birds, grapes and floral patterns
representing a "Tree of Life"
wer* uncover**! nnpp the I hick
layers of black paint were
"I'm going to have trouble con-
vincing many Hasidism that this is
the original chair," the Bratislav
rabbi in Jerusalem who oversaw
the project told Sugarman.
For years, the chair has been an
attraction throughout the Jewish
world, as visitors to the Bratislav
synagogue in Jerusalem's Me'a
She'arim quarter make a special
point of viewing the legendary
The chair was also a major sub-
ject of many of Reb Nachman's
teachings. While he lived, he
would sit in the chair and relate
his visions to his disciples. In one
vision, he saw the chair surround-
ed by fire.
"The entire world came to see
the chair men, women and
children. Upon their return, they
The restored chair of Rabbi Nachman of Bratislar. (Photo by
Joel Fishman).
immediately paired off, and mar-
riages were arranged between
them," Reb Nachman related.
Puzzled that the matches were
made so quickly, Reb Nachman
dreamed that he went to see the
chair himself. "I saw that all the
creatures of the world were carv-
ed on the chair, each with its
mate, for everyone had seen and
found his mate there," the Reb
Reb Nachman also had a vision
that the chair was a throne of
fiery flames suited for a king or
perhaps even the Messiah.
Restoration of the chair was
kept secret to protect it from
theft. "This is probably the single
most important piece of Judaica in
existence," the 40-year-old Sugar
man said. "Collectors would hap-
pily spend half a million dollars for
it. If it were auctioned, the sky
would be the limit.
"I had terrible visions of finding
the locks of my workshop broken
and the chair gone. Go try and tell
the Bratislav hasidim that Reb
Nachman's chair is insured," add-
ed Sugarman, who moved to
Israel in 1968.
The chair is now in the Bratislav
synagogue in Jerusalem. It is
enclosed in a glass case to protect
it from further decay.
No one has sat on the chair since
the hasidic master died 175 years
ago. Reb Nachman never ap-
pointed an heir, and to this day his
followers, who are known as the
"Dead Hasidism" talk of their
leader as though he were alive.
Notorious for his severe bouts of
depression, Reb Nachman, the
great-grandson of Hasidism's
founder, the Baal-Shem-Tov,
nevertheless instructed his
followers to serve G-d in
Sugarman. an Orthodox Jew,
cautioned against elevating the
treasured artifact to the level of a
holy object.
"It's a beautiful chair, but you
have to remember that it's a chair
and not a Torah scroll," he said.
"Reb Nachman would be the first
to oppose that kind of behavior."
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Power and Peace
Israel is on the brink of another
major breakthrough for peace in
the Middle East the removal of
Jordan from the Arab war front
against Israel. (Even if the
negotiations do not succeed this
time, Jordan and the United
States have taken stands that
seemed out of reach five years
ago.) This surprising development
comes at a time when hopes for
peace were low in the Israeli com
munity, and they are an object
lesson in the relationship of power
and peace.
For the past decade in the post
Vietnam, post-Yom Kippur war
disillusion, American Jewish opi-
nion has been strongly skewed
toward peace initiatives, the
limits-of-force thinking with a
strong tendency toward idealism
in foreign policy. In practice, this
meant great reluctance to sanc-
tion the use of force in foreign
policy. (Even the Pentagon seem-
ed to rule out a military role ex-
cept in circumstances of over-
whelming national consensus
which, given the national at-
mosphere, meant almost never.)
The integrity of this view lay in
the conviction that good will and
the desire for peace existed on
both sides of most issues. Remove
the demonizmg tendencies (Russia
the Evil Empire; Arafat
Hitler) and give the fundamental
need for peace a chance to operate
on both sides. The weakness of
this view was it's underestimate
of a key factor. Goodwill is truly a
force in human society and
foreign affairs. But it opeartes
primarily in the framework of a
balance of power preferably
with rewards for good (e.g.
peaceful) behavior and punish-
ment for bad (e.g. anti-peace)
The worldwide perception grew,
that power was shirting away
from the U.S. and its allies, (if for
no other reason than their reluc-
tance to use the power they had)
which, in practice, translated into
a one-sided pressure for conces-
sions from the West.
During this period, there was
little risk or cost for Russia when
it probed for expansion. (Consider
that the invasion of Afghanistan
cost it a short-term farm embargo
and a U.S. Olympic boycott!)
Similarly, except for Israel's often
questioned if not condemned
retaliation, there was little risk or
cost to Syria for belligerence, to
hijackers for hijacking, to Arafat
for terrorism. On the contrary.
Sadat was assassinated for mak-
ing peace; Assad or Iraq's Hussein
are bought off by extra Saudi
money for threatening or making
war. The risk to Russian partners
was relatively low the Russians
would send in troops or Cuban
help to shaky allies. The risk to
American allies from the anti-
American side was compounded
by the danger that they would fall
afoul of disillusionment by the
American public with their prac-
tices. The net result of the risk-
reward ration was that it paid to

stay on Russia's or the radicals"
good side. No wonder Italy cotton-
ed up to the PLO in effect, en-
couraging them to apply their ter-
rorism elsewhere. No wonder
Mubarak chilled the peace with
Israel. He wanted to stay alive.
Israel stood out and often
alone for its calibrated use of
force and its attempts to punish
terrorist and other wrong
behavior. The price was frequent
condemnation and serious ques-
tioning within (most dramatically
and legitimately expressed in the
peace Now movement, which felt
that the government was guilty of
passing up peace opportunities
and of demonizing the Arabs.)
Now there are reports that the
failure to find a counterpart Arab
group and the sharp increase in
terrorist violence within and
without Israel's 1967 borders has
generated great uneasiness and
even disillusion in the Peace Now
and other Israeli peace
movements. This was intensified
by the Sinai incident in which an
Egyptian soldier (Egypt claims it
was a policeman), killed seven
tourists in the Sinai. A couple of
the victims were deprived of need-
ed medical help by Egyptian
refusal to allow Israeli doctors or
This reaction errs by again
overemphasizing the role of good-
will. Despite the deterioration in
the emotional mood of goodwill,
the objective pressures for peace,
generated by a shifting balance of
power are intensifying.
The American military buildup,
the stiffening of European
resistance by stationing medium-
range missiles in Europe, and the
Strategic Defense Initiative ('Star
Wars') have brought the Soviet
Union back to the bargaining
table. (Since President Reagan
has taken the brunt of the
criticism for the buildup and its
excesses, he deserves the credit
for the positive effects as well.)
Moreover, Reagan seems to be
convinced that with the new
strength he can commit to and
win a real reduction of nuclear
arms on both sides.
In general, the proper process
of reward and punishment has
started up again. Increasingly, the
anti-Western governments must
calculate their cost-benefit ratios
in anti-US. (or anti-Israel)
policies. The costs of Afghanistan
to the Russians expand daily. The
expansion of Savimbi's forces in
Angola yes, even the contra* in
Nicaragua just or unjust
means that there is now a two-way
cost factor in foreign policy. The
withdrawal from UNESCO gives
the same message.
A similar breakthrough is begin-
ning in the Middle East. The ar-
rest of the four hijackers and the
fact that the Craxi government
fell for being too soft on hijacking
is a salutory development. After
Israel's raid on Tunis, not only
was the PLO deeply shaken up.
but equally important the
Tunisian government is now
pressing to get the PLO out. The
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cost of hosting or appeasing ter-
ror has suddenly gone up if ever
so slightly. OPEC's current
weakness and the Iraq-Iran war
also help in this area.
The Peres offer to go to an in -
ternational negotiating
framework, but stipulating that
Russia is excluded as long as it has
no diplomatic relations with
Israel, sets up a major reversal for
the delegitimation of Israel, a pro
which has been too rarely
checked in recent years. One of
the primary beneficiaries of the
new balance of power will likely Ik?
Russian Jewry with a new Exodus
in the offine.
There are two major forces
pushing King Hussein toward
peace negotiation. The U.S.
government is really pressing and
not repeating its old error of giv
ing encouragement to the belief
that it will sell out Israel for a
nominal peace move. The Jewish
community's hanging tough and
the Congress' refusal to pass the
Jordan arms package, short of ac-
tual peace negotiations, kept the
Administration honest when an
arms sale would have given the
wrong message.
The other force is West Bank
settlements themselves. When
Likud takes over, the freexe on
settlements will end and even
for those in place now, it will be
'too late' to withdraw if peace is
not achieved soon.
The fact that Arafat may lose
his position is a major impetus to
peace. Indeed, were the United
States government ready to write
him off and press all out ahead,
the breakthrough would come
now with a West Bank group
likely to step forward. But the
U.S. is apparently not ready to go
that far and risk that much. Still:
at a time when goodwill falters,
the power constellation is making
for peace.
This is not intended as a celebra-
tion of 'blind' power. There is a
need to calibrate and discriminate
in the use of force. The U.S. would
do even better in Nicaragua were
it supporting the Eden Pastora
and the democratic groups more
and not so much the old Somozist
National Guard groups. The
Lebanon experience showed the
real limits of force; the tragic
backfire when Israel overstepped
its initial limited strategic goals
taught it a needed, if bitter,
The actual or potential use of
force is helpful only when it is
backed by willingness to
negotiate. There will be a need to
trade land for peace. (As for the
settlers, they can live in peace in a
West Bank ruled by condominium
if both sides want to live in pence.)
Ultimately, there is a basic need
for goodwill to make peace. But
Jews and others M
and will to peace in^j
framework of power TtiA
appropriate supper,
defense and for israe|
ble use of force.
One should not be ei
by the strong Jewish
dovishness. After all j
the religion which t*
eventually all the
beaten into p|0UK.
Isaiah confidently pred
the lion will he'down
lamb. But the same
^ught tl ln/,(
are three kinds .f war" .
M* war ( M-lf-defensti,
muted war ,pr "
legitimate- judgement^
and a prohibited war|
And as Wood) Allen i...
until the Messiah comes',"!
lion lies down with the i
lamb doesn't sleep
What is needed it i
balanced, more calibratedj
ethic of power striving to I
balance of power for the i
peace. Perhaps this
Psalmist's point when
"The Lord will give
G-d's people; the Lord'.
the people with peace"
29, 11)
(c) 1985. CLAL, Tketk
Center for Learning and j
ship. Irving Greenberg
dent of CLAL
The Premier's New Clothes
Two Jews met on a Manhattan
street corner. "How're things?"
"I'm doing fine. 1 now own that
office building on the corner. Say,
d'you wanna buy it?" "How
much?" "Seeing as you're an old
friend, $980 million." "It's a deal.
Lend me your pen Here's your
check. Bye now."
A third Jew, overhearing the ex-
change asked the buyer: "What
was all that about? You know he
doesn't own his own apartment,
let alone office block. And he
knows you don't have millions of
dollars in your account. What do
you get out of this?"
"I'U tell you." the buyer said. "I
got his pen."
Prime Minister Peres and King
Hussein of Jordan are both hoping
for real Parkers. Each knows his
talk of a peace treaty is part of a
game from which nothing real can
possibly result. For this is not the
way peace is made. Terms are
discussed and well-Ceausescu
spoken in public of their talk, or if
word had got out of Moshe
Dayan's mission to Morocco?
Furthermore, peace comes
when it is to the advantage of both
hostile parties. Sadat needed
peace primarily to enable him to
deal with the Libyan threat. For
Hussein, peace with Israel is more
a threat than is the state of war;
he is not as strong as Sadat
thought himself. He is no more im-
mortal than his grandfather Ab-
dullah and he knows that the only
terms he could accept are unac-
ceptable to the vast majority of
Israelis, including Mr. Peres.
What Hussein wants is not
peace but that talk of peace.
Notice how differently he speaks
to American interviewers than to
those from the Arab world. He
wants his Parker.
Peres knows all this. He, too, is
out to make an impression, mainly
nigh decided on before the oo-
camera stuff.
Is it conceivable that Anwar
Sadat would have come to
Jerusalem had on his Socialist In-
ternational friends; Mitterrand,
who covered Arafat's escape from
Beirut; Craxi, who wears the
Laurels of Achille on his brow;
Kreisky. Palme and the like who
have all kissed Arafat, the killer of
But Peres also wants to go
down in history for having tried to
make peace he wants it clearly
in the record, repeated ad
nauseum that he sought peace,
even if he did not succeed like
Begin had.
Pursued all his political life by
an inferiority complex for having
served Ben-Gurion and Dayan for
so long, and lately by his failure to
win an election that was in his
hands, Shimon Peres has been try-
ing desperately to show himself to
be a statesman, not the mere
politician he is, though indeed a
canny one.
And now this vulgar boy has
naked. This is what
Peres so angry. Ariel
his coarse manner, has |
the emptiness of the
minister's pretensions. "
his political craftiness to I
crisis does not make t
Peres remains a polib
ing personal and party
from any and every
That is why the vul|
titled to speak out. His i
his style. That is why
unable to stomach it.
Egged on by his
leagues who pounced <
portunity to regain
they had wielded for so I
1977 Peres also saw
heaven-sent opportunilj
remove the Likud from1
office, because he had no I
they could not possibly
their colleague.
Still it seems an awful!
a score or more of grownj
have had to sit together "
than two hours and
this matter-and still not f
But perhaps I have
them. Perhaps all this
for deliberations on *
matters. Devaluation.
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Coping With Tension
Friday, December 20, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County Page_6_
tension, increases your confidence
and brings new hope..
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tn>i<>n is near-epidemic today.
illy accompanied by anxiety,
[ of these feelings, sensa-
jand bodily changes which we
trience hi the face of threat,
[body translates psychological
|eat into physiological
aredncss for danger. We
teive these psychological
gts as apprehension or uncer-
|v. bar of blame, sense of
or internal conflicts for
Hi paradoxical that tension is
evalent while in actual point
ct. contemporary living is
than ever before. We live
er, eat better, receive effec-
medical care and consume
[amounts of material things to
a more comfortable life.
greatest threats today are
I psychological than physical.
Ime would argue that our
Deal safety is realistically and
ely threatened by nuclear
terrorism, crime, natural
ers. etc. If so, then such
threats act to increase
ates of mental anxiety and
tension. These ambient
while arousing tension,
ently (statistically) develop
physical harm to us as
at are the sources of the
dent state of mental tension?
^temporary philosophy
that we, personally, are
bnsible for whatever befalls
In times past the primary
ke for failure, loss or
trophy was ascribed to
rty forces outside the self and
nd control. These were called
destiny, chance or deity. To-
|we believe that our personal
vior and competence controls
ndividual fate. We have come
Hieve that if we but think
and do right, we can do
we can prevent or rectify
| adverse occurrence in our
This view is reinforced by
tisers in newspapers, radio,
nd billboards: imperfection or
ping is our own fault and suc-
y be purchased at the next
counter. The prevailing
ophy and attitude of per-
responsibility leads to
feelings of personal bjame
i "bad" happens to us.
[fortunately, the truth is that
nd less do we control our
[ Tidal societal forces push us
i government makes life-
decisions, jobs change or
^pear, giant corporations
or go bankrupt and ac-
U*d change is the name of
ne. All this is beyond our
and without our concur-
but greatly influences our
hs of course simplistic to
our psychological tensions
Mie modern change of
Phy alone. Great altera-
| have taken place in our liv-
*tterns, outlooks and expec
" Millions move yearly to
,paphic areas among new
' *nose values and ways of
"g differ from their own and
those left behind. This in-
l?ycholoPcal conflit both
j* ("gainst others) and in-
1 (within the self). The sup-
PJ networks of family,
^a. neighborhood and
places, all change or
er JO-ave source of tension
instantaneous aural and
transmission of news which
bombards us incessantly with
scenes of disaster, violence and
terror. Wherever in the world an
ill event occurs, we are im-
mediately informed and
stimulated to emotional response.
Our individual, personal sources
of tension are too numerous to
classify here. We experience them
in our lives daily and hourly.
When joined to the several social
sources of tension indicated
above, they are omnipresent.
Threat of danger prepares us
for fight or flight. Tension with
anxiety is a warning signal of
danger. It had survival value for
early man and continues to haver
survival value in the modern
world when it leads to ap-
propriately protective action.
The psychological experience of
threat prepares us for fight but
our social, civilized way of life
precludes this release.
Psychological threat prepares us
altenatively for flight, but our life
space and responsibilities do not
permit this form of escape. Hence,
psychological threat in our civiliz-
ed lives leads to a mental prepara-
tion for action which has no outlet.
It continues as a state of tension
with no resolution. Our
psychological task, when we ex-
perience states of anxious tension,
is to discover the problem source
and take appropriate action to
resolve it.
Tension may come as an acute
state where we greatly magnify
insignificant threats. It may occur
as a chronic state which alters our
patterns of living and behavior
over time. Following is a list of
some common signs of tension:
physical consequences of in-
ner tension
over-complaining, under-
sleep problems
Ordinary states of tension can
be mastered but professional help
should be sought if they are too
severe, incapacitating or long-
lasting. The following are helpful
techniques for coping with
a. Talk about it
Talk out the tension and the
worry, but choose your listener
carefully. Talking about it helps
f. Controlled discharge of anger
Anger is a problem when it is
excessive, unreasonable and not
properly resolved. It comes from
threat to our security or self-
esteem or from barriers to fulfill
ment of our desires. Seek out its
basis to resolve it. If you are
unable to accomplish this,
discharge the anger in a usefully
substitute fashion. Less effective
though temporarily helpful, is to
discharge it physically through
motor activities and sports.
g. Accept yourself
Accept your human-ness and
one to see the problem realistical- your fallibilities, there is no divine
ly and to solve it. Talk releases the reqUjrement that you excel of be a
Dr. Leo Shatin
worry without cause
problems with people and
excessive suspicion or
moodiness, irritability
no fun or pleasure in daily
fear of new situations, peo-
ple, activities
self-doubt, feelings of
arguing, quarreling
pessimism, unhappiness,
blue, depressed
reliance on chemical crutches
(alcohol, drug abuse)
erratic driving habits,
frequent job shifting
many unwarranted health
strangled emotions and
discharges them. Verbal review
prepares the mind for corrective
The listener, whether friend or
professional, should have good
judgement, be understanding and
trust worthy and have had ex-
perience helping people with
b. Leave the field temporarily
Withdraw physically from the
scene of tension. Give your body a
chance to restore its balance. Do
this before you lose control or
make bad decisions.
c. Take a vacation from the pro-
blem place or problem people.
Regain perspective, relax, focus
on the enjoyable. Get away for a
while. Rest if you need to.
d. Have fun and recreation.
Temporarily change your focus.
Laugh, enjoy, create, escape.
Engage in physical activity, spors.
bowl, swim, active hobbies. Do
your own thing*
e. One problem at at time
If several problems stir up ten-
sions, choose one and solve it.
Start with a simpler one then go
on to the next. Remember the
Chinese maxim A journey of a
thousand miles begins with but a
single step. Each success lowers
superperson. Accept your own
level of being.
h. Take positive interpersonal
Practice smoother, easier rela-
tionships with others. Initiate and
respond to contacts. Open up. be
interested, do something
altruistic. These are major
pathways to alleviate tension and
reduce hypersensitivities and
i. Other aids
Instructional classes and tapes
may teach you muscular
The newer forms of visualiza-
tion may be learned under
guidance, although their results
are problematical.
Self-help organizations and sup-
port groups are most helpful.
They are listed in telephone or
United Way directories, or you
many inquire of your mental
health association or community
agencies such as Jewish Family
and Children's Service.
Self-help books are yours for the
buying or borrowing, but assure
yourself that their authors are
professionally competent.
Water (hydrotherapy) for men-
tal conditions was favored in
Coatiaaed on Pas* 8-
5746: Creation and Counting the Years of the World
(This is the third and last part
of "Creation and Counting the
Years of the World." It includes a
discussion of dating the destruc-
tion of the Second Temple, and the
Exodus. Also included are
thoughts relating to the days of the
week of the Exodus and
The year 3828 is stated in Seder
Olam, and is derived from the
Talmud, as the year of destruction
of the Second Temple. It has been
generally believed that these two
ancient sources erred by putting
the destruction year at 3828,
because it has been assumed that
3828 is the equivalent of 68 CE.
However, this belief is false,
because both sources used 3828 to
mean the year 70 CE.
It appears that both the Talmud
and Seder Olam use base AM-III
(AMI, AM-II and AM-III were
treated in the second part of the
article, in last week's Jewish
Floridian) in documenting 3828
as the year of destruction. This
means that 3828 as stated cor-
responds to 3830 AM-I, or the cor-
rect year of destruction 70 CE.
A study by Edgar Frank (1953)
bears this out in his Talmudic and
Rabbinic Chronology.
Genesis (5:35) tells us: "And
Adam lived 130 years and begat a
son in his own image and called his
name Seth." In other words, after
he had lived or at the completion
of 130 years of life he begat Seth.
To those who call Adam's birth
Rosh Hashana (RhS) of year zero,
this was the year 130 AM. To
those who call the day of Adam's
birth RhS of year 1. he was thus
130 years and begat his son in
year 131 AM. And to those who
call the day of Adam's birth RhS
of year 2, this was in year 132 AM.
(Remember that the AM here
stands for Anno Mondial.)
Applying the same reasoning to
the event of destruction of the Se-
cond Temple, how old was
mankind of RhS before destruc-
tion of the Temple? According to
the Talmud and Chronology Seder
Olam 3828. And in which year is
this? To those who call the day of
Adam's creation RhS zero it was
year 3828 AM-III; to those who
call the day of Adam's creation
RhS-1 it was year 3829 AM-II;
and to those who call the day of
Adam's creation RhS-2, it was
year 3830 AMI. According to
Seder Olam and Talmud, destruc-
tion took place in 3828 which is
AM-III and corresponds to 3830
AMI or 70 CE, and agrees with
historic truth.
Yehuda Halevy, in 'The
Kuzari" says that Rabbi compos-
ed the Mishnah in 530 Selucian
Era (SE), and that this was 150
years after destruction of the Se-
cond Temple. This would put
destruction at 381 SE (The start
of SE was 3450 AM), which cor-
responds with 3830 AM and 70
CE. From Maimonides
chronology we derive the Second
Temple destruction in the year
3830 AMI and 3828 AM-III. or
381 SE and 70 CE.
One of the most authoritative
books on Jewish and general
chronology is Sefer Halbbur by
Abraham bar Hiya. He lived in
Spain about two generations
earlier than Maimonides. He
states that he and all western
Jews use AMI. while Easterners,
including Sa'adyah Ga'on. count
to AM-lT.
Throughout Rabbinic literature
there appear historic events dif-
fering by one or two years in
documentation. This was
recognised in 1380 CE, by a rab-
binical writer, Simon Duran, in
Sefer Yuhassin, who says the
Israelites left Egypt the year
2448. According to Duran this
was 2449 AM-II and 2450 by coun-
ting to Baharad. AM-I. Simon
Duran quotes from Yesod Olam;
"The Israelites left Egypt in the
16th year of the 19-year lunar cy-
cle." According to Simon Duran
this was the 17th year to AM-II.
and the 18th year to AMI. Other
sources trace the chronology
similarly by saying 2448 divided
by 19 is 128 and 16 as remainder.
2449 divided by 19 is 128 and 17
as remainder; and 2450 divided by
19 is 128 and 18 as remainder
meaning that in the 129th lunar
cycle of the world, Exodus was in
the 16th, 17th or 18th year, accor-
ding to AM-III, AM-II or AMI.
The day of the week the
Israelites left Egypt needs
clarification. The Talmud (Shab-
bat 86A) tells of a discussion bet-
ween Rabbi Yosi and the rabbis
regarding the day of the Exodus
from Egypt. They agree that Ex-
odus took place on Thursday, and
the Torah was given on Mt. Sinai
on a Shabbat. Both parties are in
accord that the Torah was given
on the 51st day of the Omer and
not the 50th day of the Omer. (See
note). All agree that the Revela-
tion did not take place on the day
of Shavuot festival,*but one day
later. The Talmud, on this occa-
sion, also quotes the Seder Olam
as saying Exodus took place on
Friday, which would put Shavuot
correctly on the 50th day of the
Since Rabbi Yosi ben-Halafta
was editor of Seder Olam, there is
It is my opinion that both claims
from the Talmud (one saying, the
Israelites left on Thursday and the
other saying the Israelites left on
Friday) are correct. Rabbi Yosi
and the Rabbis who agree the Ex
odus was on Thursday to them
it was Thursday when the
Israelites left Egypt. If, however.
it was Thursday 6 p.m. or later
when the Israelites left Egypt the
correct documentation would be
Friday. (When the Jewish day
begins was treated in the first
part of this article two weeks
earlier, in The Jewish Floridian.)
The Jewish day begins with 6 p.m.
on the preceding day. Accordingly
Friday begins on Thursday at 6
p.m. This confirms with most
authorities claiming that Exodus
was on Friday and the giving of
the Torah on Saturday.
Some authorities state Exodus
took place on Thursday and the
Torah was given on Sivan 6th. on
a Friday; while most sources tell
us Exodus was on Friday and giv-
ing of the Torah on a Saturday.
The Vilna Edition 1845 with the
" Anaf Joseph" commentary holds
that Exodus must have taken
place on a Thursday, because then
Saturday fell on the 10th of Niaan.
the day of taking the Pesah lamb.
It is believed this was the event
which gave the name to that Sab-
bath as the "Great Sabbath,"
even to this day.
Tradition has it. that the day on
which G-d showed the new moon
to Moses and Aharon two weeks
before Exodus, was not only
Rosh-Hodesh Nisan, but also the
Tekufah (Equinox). According to
the Seder Olam this was in the
year 2448 AM III Tekufah of
Nisan in 2448 AM-III was on Fri-
day, and therefore Rosh Hodesh
and also the 15th of Nisan was oa
Friday, and the day of Exodus
must have been on Friday.
A future article, sometime
before Passover, will discuss the
fixing of the day of Exodus from
an astronomical sap net
Note: TV "Cotmttaa of the
Omer" Sepias on the second day of
Paemmer. and sometxmesfor seven
weeke 49 days followed ty
Shavuet en the 50th day.

Page 6 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 20^ 1985
Community Foundation Holds First
The First Annual Awards Dinner of the Jewish Community Foundai
held at Brooks Restaurant, Deerfield Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 3, brou
together for the first time, 74 Foundation donors and trustees.
The dinner, chaired by Eric Deckinger, a Foundation trustee and ch*
man of the Investment Committee, featured as the keynote speake
Robert I. Hiller, nationally-known community development expert. Hill
pointed out that South County is the first "planned Jewish community"
the U.S. and stressed the importance of planned management for suchi
Executive Committee of Foundation: Eric ^^ Bernstein, Foundation cja,
Deckinger, Investment Committee chairman; Arnold Rosenthal. ccxhaxrman J
A Ibert Gortz. Legal and Tax Committee chair- Committee.

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,. and Phyllis Squires, Marianne Hnh^k. Cnry Bernstein Norman and Betty Stme, Man.m,.. H Hmry and Anne Brenner, Marianne Bobick, Gary Bernstein.
Henry and WUhelmina Levy, Marianne Bobick. Gary Bernstein.
Roy and Naomi Flack, Marianne Bobick,
Gary Bernstein.
Solon and Frances Cohen, Marianne Bobick, Gary Bernstein

Award recipients unable to be
present: James and Marjone
Baer. Sophie Chertkof Finglaas.
Adolf and Patty Herat, Stanley
and Marilyn Katr. Florence
IfeltOD, Richard an H ;irnl James and Rose
i h
nd Alan Weil
J.uteph ami F rente
Irvin and Fannit Siegtl.
Richard and CaroU St

Friday, December 20, I985m*jg^^
ial Dinner, Honors Charter Donors
nse Hiller also lauded the recipients of the Foundation's Cer-
of Appreciation for their foresight as the charter donors to the
hieWignt ftne evenm was tne special presentation to Gary Berns-
chairman of the Foundation, of the Council of Jewish Federation En-
ent Achievement Plaque and the awarding to the charter donors of
ertificate of Appreciation by Marianne Bobick, president of the
ation, and by Gary Bernstein.
hert H tiler. (Keynote Speaker), Marianne Bobick, Eric Deckinger and Gary Bernstein.
Bobick, Gary
/.MB'/n/ Bernstein.

Gary Bernstein.

Robert and Jenna Byrnes, Marianm Bobiek, Guru Bernst>
JM mm Yetta Dogan. Marianne Bobick. Gary Bernstein.
Leonard and Phyllis Bell, Marianne Bobick, Gary Bernstein.
Craig and Mitzi Donojf, Marianne Bobick, Gary Bernstein.
Joseph and Gertrude Bowman, Marianne Bobick, Gary
1 Ron Lwi, Mariamm
Jnseph Smith, Gary I

Page 8 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday, December 20, 1985
Federation/UJA 1986 Campaign Update
Dymonds Co-chair Rainberry Bay
Isadore and Lillian Dymond will
co-chair the Federation/UJA cam-
paign in Rainberry Bay (Delray
Beach) this year. Family Division
chairman Benjamin Bussin an-
nounced this week
The Dymonds moved to
Rainberry Bay permanently this
year, aft*r living in South Florida
as part-time residents for the past
seven years. Originally from West
Hartford. Conn., they were active
in the Jewish community there,
and see their involvement-ftere as
a "natural continuU>
Before his retirement. Isadore
owned and was president f the
Mark Supply Company in Connec-
ticut. Lillian was a tax accountant
for the State of Connecticut.
Isadore was involved in the
Hartford Jewish Federation, the
Jewish Community Center. B'nai
B'rith, and served on the board of
Temple Beth Israel. Lillian is a life
member of Hadassah and the Na
tional Council of Jewish Women;
she is a member of the Brandeis
group and was in the Mount Sinai
Auxiliary in West Hartford. She
has also been active in Women's
The Dymonds are presently
seeking Rainberry Ha> residents
to participate in this year's cam-
paign. A volunteers' meeting was
held at the Dymonds' residence
this week to discuss campaign
strategy and the significance of
this year's theme.
"This year's theme conveys my
deep personal concern as one
human being for another one
Jew for another." expressed
Isadore. "We hope other concern-
ed neighbors will join our cam-
paign to support the Federation."
For more information on this
.tars Rainberry Bay campaign.
contact Isadora or Lillian Dymond
at L'43-4670.
YLD: Missions and Conferences
"Huach." the Hebrew for spxnt
is the theme for this year's Y'oung
Leadership Mission to Israel, May
11-20. Ruack also captures the
spirit of what is happening in our
Young Leadership Division as
more and more residents in their
20's and 30 s choose to get involv-
ed in our local Federation.
Ruack also defines what is hap-
pening in our South County
Jewish Federation generally, as
this year's theme." Into the 21st
Century One Dream, One Peo-
ple, One Destiny." continues to
take shape and influence all
spheres of Jewish communal life
in South County.
Two activities being successful-
ly promoted by Jeff Kune, chair-
man of the Missions and Con-
ferences Committee, are the
Young Leadership Conference in
Washington. March 2-4. To date,
there are 15 paid participants
from South County, almost
reaching this year's goal of 20 par-
ticipants. At the last Young
Leadership Conference, held in
1984. South County only had two
representatives this is a
substantial improvement. The
other is the "Ruack" Mission, in
Because the Ruack Mission is
for Young Leaders, it is especially
important that those who consider
attending have sufficient notice,
in order to work the mission into
their busy schedules. This mission
is for leaders under 40 years of
age, and attracts both married
and singles. Some of the
highlights of the mission will in-
clude visiting High-Tech industry,
an Israel Defense Force base,
Galilee outposts and the Golan
Heights. Participants will meet
with members of the Knesset and
experience home hospitality with
young Israeli leaders. Besides the
Israeli dimension of the mission,
for those interested, there will be
two options to visit either Spain or
Poland for five days before going
to Israel.
Both the conference and the
mission will provide up-and-
coming young people with the
background they need to become
Leaders in the Jewish Communi-
ty. For more information, contact
Dr. Robert Fish man at the
Federation Office, 368-2737.
Sailors Did Good Deeds During Haifa Shore Leave
TEL AVIV (JTA) Sailors
from the visiting U.S. aircraft car-
rier Coral Sea volunteered much
of their shore leave in Haifa last
week to do good deeds for local
children and the elderly and to ap-
ply fresh paint to shabby homes in
rundown neighborhoods. They
also raised money to send a young
Haifa girl to the U.S. for a life-
saving operation.
But the sea did not reward their
kindness. High waves whipped by
winds howling across Haifa Bay
swept away the landing stage and
gangway, making it impossible for
the men to rejoin their ship Satur-
day night. Many were invited by
Haifa families to spend the night.
Others were provided with beds at
a nearby Israel Navy base. Some
slept at dock side.
The storm forced postponement
of a show aboard the Coral Sea by
entertainers flown from the U.S.
by the Defense Department. Also
put off was a ceremony at which a
check was to be presented to
11-year-old Moshit Shabo to fly
her and her mother to the U.S. for
an urgently-needed liver
transplant, an operation that can-
not be performed in Israel because
it is forbidden by the Orthodox
religious authority*
The show will go on, however
Moshit will be in the audience, and
parts of Haifa will look a good deal
better because of the Coral Sea's
visit. Her men were only com-
pleting a job started by their
fellow-salts from the carrier, USS
Saratoga, which berthed in Haifa
two weeks ago.
About 40 seamen went to the
Rothschild Hospital to finish pain-
ting popular cartoon characters
on the walls of the children's
ward. Later, they visited an old
aged home to help cheer up the
The Coral Sea's skipper. Capt.
Bob Ferguson, said the work done
by his men in their free time was
of benefit to all concerned. The
children and the aged were
helped, and the sailors had a
chance to meet people other than
their shipmates with whom they
live in close quarters for long
periods of time.
Boca West
Golf Tournament
Sponsored By
The South County
Jewish Federation
Wednesday, January 8,1986
Assoc. Chairman DANIEL FRIED
For additional information call Nat at
Isadore and Lillian Dymond
Boca Woods Will Grow
Herbert Friedman of Boca
Woods will return to chair the
Federation/UJA campaign there
this year, according to Jim Nobil,
chairman of the Men's Division.
Herbert, and his wife Judith,
moved to Boca from Long Island,
N.Y. Herbert was active in Cong.
Sons of Israel in Woodmere. and
chaired local fund-raising efforts
there, such as for the United
Fund. He is a graduate of NYU in
Business Administration.
Boca Woods is a new communi-
ty, with most of its residents hav-
ing just moved in, says Friedman.
Now that the community there
has grown, he added, the cam-
paign will be able to make great
Herbert Friedman
progress by involving many i
Coping With Tension
Coatiaaed frost Page 5
former times but fell into disuse.
It has been reactivated for more
general application in modern
spas. This is available in your own
home with use of warm or cool
baths, hot or cold overhead
showers, special shower head fix-
tures to alter pressure or type of
water spray. Water will pacify or
stimulate depending upon its use.
Music can alter mood and
reduce tensions. I have studied
the psychological uses of musk
and observed its power. It is so ef-
fective that I produced the
ISO/VECT music series for ABC
Westminster Recordings to tran-
uuilize and alleviate tensions. Do
be aware that music also has
power to harm. Select it carefully
and employ soothing or mildly
cheerful music to alleviate
Medicines can provide relief
from severe tension wi
prescribed and monitored
psychiatrist or knowlc'
A special caution is in order.
you cannot cope with your
sions, seek professional k
Avoid the "quick fix" which i
not endure. Seek to improve]
basic capacity to cope with t
threats and pressures that
front you.
(Dr. Shatin has a PhD in (
Psychology from Harvard Ub
sity, and was professor of C*
Psychiatry in Mount Sinai
of Medicine. CUNY. He
member of the Board of
nors. Nova Universit
Behavioral Science, and is I
of numerous research stut
psychology which have I
published in profesr"
I ton A'
The Young Leadership Division
Invites You To
Pompano Park
for more Information call Rob
- _________ ____

Friday, December 20, 1985/The Jewish Floridian of South County PagejL
An Agency of the South County Jewish Federation
. ti
Jsew Year's Eve. Spend a fun-
ilied New Year's Eve with us!
fce're cruising on the Jungle
lueen. from Bahia Mar, promptly
JTp.m. Please board at 6:30 p.m.
Er land al a tropical isle for a
Jeliciou.- diner of barbecue
Sicken, ribs, and all the trimm-
t Ucoholk beverages are
jvailable on a Cash Bar basis.
[1/ter I marvelous vaudeville
vue, we'll "sing along" home,
(ckinjjat II p.m. $17.80 includes
rpand tax Please RSVP by Dec.
u. with cash or check, payable to
20UO Sunday, Dec. 22. noon:
BBB Day at the JCC Swim
for Brawn, Lunch for Belly, and
discuss current events for Brain
We'll provide a variety of
(Kosher) tongue, roast beef,
turkey, corned beef sandwiches
and all the trimmings, if you
RSVP by Dec. 20. 395-5546.
Members: $4.50/non-members:
$6.50. Please present membership
card in order to receive member
Boca Raton Resident Wins
Congressional Internship
At Brandeis University
Michael S. Swell, a 19-year-old
IBrandeis University sophomore
Tfrom Boca Raton, is the recipient
f a 1986 Summer Congressional
pnternship Award.
Michael is a politics major at the
fiberal arts and research universi-
_ near Boston, was one of four
Brandeis undergraduates selected
lor the annual award, which pro-
rides a stipend to students in-
terested in working as Congres-
kjonal interns next summer in
IVashington, D.C.
A 1984 graduate from Boca
aton Community High School,
Swell has applied for summer in-
ternships in the Waahignton, D.C.
Offices of Dan Mica (D., Fla.), who
represents Florida's 14th congres-
sional district in the U.S. House of
Representatives, and Larry Smith
(D., Fla.), who represents the 16th
congressional district.
The Brandeis sophomore is the
son of Edward and Madeline
Swell of Boca Raton.
Founded in 1948, Brandeis
University is one of the few in-
stitutions of higher learning in
America that combines a small
undergraduate college with a ma-
jor research university. Brandeis
enrolls about 2,750
undergraduates and 700 graduate
students, offering bachelor's,
master's and PhD degrees in more
than 30 fields of study.
40-60 Saturday, Dec. 21, 7
Tonight, we're going ethnic at
the Athenium, 7146 Beracasa
Way (Powerline and Palmetto
Roads), a Greek restaurant with
scrumptious food, Greek dancing
and an authentic "belly" dancer.
Dinner menu ranges from
$10-$18, including entertainment.
RSVP by Dec. 20. 395-5546.
40-60 Sunday, Dec. 29. 6-9
We're combining two of our
most popular activities at Burt's
Clubhouse Kosher dinner provid-
ed and cards and games, in-
cluding any you wish to bring.
RSVP by Dec. 27. 395-5546.
Member: $5/non/members: $8.
Please present membership card
in order to receive member rates!
UO-60 Thursday, Dec. 26, 7:30
( ulture-Vulture Event. Join
us for Wine and Cheese and a
"Touch of the Classics." Classical
and ethnic records will be played
for our listening pleasure in
Claire's home. RSVP directions.
Smoking outside only.
Members: $l/non-members: $2.
Please present membership card
in order to receive member rates!
Just Grand(parents) For Kids
How Would You Like To
Brighten Your Day And Enrich
V Life Of A Child?
Jewish Family and Children's
x-rvi.e of South County is in-
piatinK an extended family pro-
ram matching surrogate grand-
-rents with children from single
rent homes or families whose
andparents live far away.
The connection between the
loung and old has historically
pen what so many of us
remember as some of the most
nurturing times of our lives.
Come share an afternoon with a
ecial friend.' Please help us to
nake this program a success: Or if
rou are one of the young families
Mm could benefit from such a
elationship, please call Jill Ser-
"no at 395-3640.
Zm. F.A.U. Theatre
A seven-man musical group from Boston, who have
oecome leaders in Jewish-American music. Their
musical etyles include folk-like ballads, dixieland and
traditional. Their strong vocals combined with diverss
instrumentation make this a show that's not to
^e missed!
Instructor Diane Brown gives Jared Niles and Lauren Taney a
hug during their Thanksgiving Feast.
Our Thriving Threes, Erin Miller, Lori Noto. and Brandon
Resnick performed Thanksgiving Songs for parents.
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Page 10 The Jewish Floridian of South County/Friday. December 20, 1985
Jewish r..........atij Day School
On Nov. 21 Grades Four
through Eight visited the Ken-
nedy Space Center as part of their
science curriculum on space.
The students left the Day School
at 6:30 a.m. to make sure they
would arrive early and have ample
time to tour the large facility.
A guided tour began at 11 a.m.
which included the history of the
NASA space program and the
voyages thereof. "The Dream is
Alive," a stunning new film which
describes, from an insider's point
of view, America's Space Shuttle
program, and features spec-
tacular in-flight footage shot by 14
NASA astronauts on three
separate missions in 1984, was en-
joyed by all. The 37 minute film,
narrated by Walter Cronkite, was
shown on a screen five and a half
stories high, 70 feet wide.
The exciting day was both an
enjoyable field trip and an educa-
tional experience. Science teacher
Earl Everret said "This one-day
trip had more of an impact on the
students than anything they could
have read in a text book or seen
second hand. I know it has in-
spired them in their science
The Seventh and eighth gr.
have been the guests of area Day
Schools in the last few weeks. The
West Palm Beach Day School in
vited the upper grades for lunch
and a tour of their cmapus which
both sets of students enjoyed
The Fort Lauderdale High
School also extended an invitation
to our Middle School for a social
afternoon of dancing and getting-
The Jewish Day Schools, par-
ticularly in the upper grades, con-
sist of small classes which provide
an excellent learning opportunity,
but a limited range of social in-
teraction. Recognizing this fact,
staff at all three schools have
worked together and planned such
social events where Jewish
students who have much in com-
mon have the chance to share
Day school students, with science teacher Earl Everett, are
dwarfed by a space shutth
their experiences and ideas.
Last year, when the Zuckers ar-
rived from Israel, they quickly
sought out the Jewish Day School
of which they had heard so many
wonderful things. A tour of the
school confirmed the hearsay and
the Zuckers registered their two
children Eli and Tali. Tali, a
kindergartener, spoke not a word
of English. "Don't worry." the
Zuckers were told. "She'll pick it
up in no time."
A beautiful child with bright
hazel eyes and pigtails. Tali re-
mained silent in class, pantomim-
ing and pointing out her needs.
One syllable words soon followed
such as "yes," "no" and "water."
It was obvious to her teacher.
Mrs. Scheller. that she felt embar
rassed by her English. Her ex-
i**rienced teacher used positive
reinforcemnt to encourage her
English skills. Each day that she
spoke only in English. Tali receiv-
ed a sticker marking her ac-
complishment. Five stickers later.
Tali Zucker is chatting away with
her peers.
The Zuckers are in South
Florida temporarily, as Mr.
Zucker is spending a Sabbatical
year at Florida Atlantic Universi-
ty. They are greatly touched by
the patience and kindness Tali's
classmates extended to her even
before she could communicate
with them. Said Mr. Zucker:
"words can not express my feel
ings and gratitude toward the
Jewish Day School who received
my children so warmly and made
pur transition to the States a very
positive experience
Israel Bonds
Bobick Chairs Beth El
Anticipation of a newly-
completed social hall and kitchen
has the entire committee looking
forward to this year's Temple
Beth El Israel Bond event. "We
have room to create a bigger and
more successful affair," said
chairman Ed Bobick, "and we ex-
pect our membership will respond
to Israel in her time of need.
Temple Beth El has always been
a leader in the community when it
comes to selling bonds and with
Bobick at the helm everything
falls into place.
This year February 23rd will be
the date and to everyone's
pleasure Helene and Jay Eichler
have been selected to be honored
for their untiring efforts on behalf
of Temple, the Jewish community
and Israel.
Serving on the committee will
be Barbara and Herb Gimelstob,
Marilyn and Mel Schlesser, Pep
pey and Mike Dunay, Ella
Samuels, Jack and Rose Presant,
Norman and Betty Stone.
With the building addition com-
pleted, the evening will be a
celebration of positive ac
complishments by Jack
throughout the world. For infor-
mation and reservation call the
Bond office at 368-9221.
Ed Bobick
Hadassah Breaks Ground

From the dais everyone levelled
over tin group of Hadassah
women wfco turned out for the an-
nual Bond luncheon. Speaking to a
sellout crowd Gert Saxe, chairper
son, told the audience how hours
of work bad turned this labor of
love into a.aream come true-..
This luncheon was the first for
the newly-formed Florida Atlantic
Region which has been nursed
through the yearling stage by the
very capable Dorothy Mofson
Kaye, president. Myra Ohresntein
pitched in as the expert having
run many Bond events in the past.
The entire committee, too
numerous to mention, worked
diligently to make it all run
Each chapter honored one of
their own special ladies, filling a
second dais of proud faces. As
each woman of valor received her
plaque, she was photographed in
order to preserve the wonderful
memoriei of the beautiful
Plans are already in motion for
next year's event as Florida
Atlantic Region gets even
Are you interested in fulfilling
the Mitzva of BikurHolim -
Visiting the sick in hospitals
and nursing homes, and the
The Chaplaincy Dept. of the South County
Jewish Federation will start classes to train
those interested as Para-Chaplains certified
to visit and deal with the needs of the ill and
confined members of our community.
If you would like to Join this program, please
call 368-2737 no later than December 24.
South County Jewish Federation
Rabbi Joseph M. Pollack, Director
Shabbat, 9 Tevet, 5746
Weekly Sidrah Vay igash
Candlelighting 5:14 p.m.
Sabbath Ends 6:23 p.m.
NOTE: Sunday, December 22 is the fast day-
"10th of Tevet"
[Religious Director]
1401 N.W. 4th Ave., Boca Raton. Florida 33432. < "onservatm. 1
Phone 392-8566, Rabbi Theodore Feldman. Hazzan Donald!
Roberts. Sabbath Services: Friday at 8:15 p.m.. Saturday at 9|
a.m. Family Shabbat Service 2nd Friday of each month.
Mailing Address: 22130 Belmar No. 1101. Boca Raton. Florkh I
33433. Orthodox services held at Verde Elementary Schod
Cafeteria. 6590 Verde Trail. Boca. Saturday morning 9:30 ta.
For information regarding Friday. Sundown services Minds- j
Maariv. call Rabbi Mark Dratch. Phone: 368-9047.
16189 Carter Road 1 block south of Linton Blvd. Delriyl
Beach. Florida 33445. Orthodox. Rabbi Dr. LOUW I. Sacks. DaJ
Torah Seminar preceding services at 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. &s>
bath and Festival Services 8:45 a.m. Sabbath Torah dasi 5 p*J
Phone 499-9229.
21SI N.W. 19th Way. Boca Raton. Florida 33431 < nsenative.
Phone (305) 994-8693 or 276-8804. Rabbi Nathan Zekzer. Cantor
Mark Levi; President. Joseph Boumans. Strvkee held at the
Levis JCC. 336 N.W. Spanish River Blvd.. Boca Raton.
Services at Center for Group Counseling. 28445 Boca Wo KoaA
Boca Raton. Florida 33433. Reform. Rabbi Richard Aglet *j
bath Services Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 10: l.r, a.m. Mai ling
dress: 8177 W. Glades Road. Suite 214. Boca Raton. rL &*
Phone 483-9982. Baby sitting available during services.
7099 West Atlantic Ave.. Delray Beach. Florida 33446. Con**-
vative. Phone 495-0466 and 495-1300. Cantor Louis Hennmj
Sabbath Services: Friday at 8 p.m.. Saturday at 8:30 a.m. iw
services 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
333 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Boca Raton. Florida 33432. few*
Phone: 391-8900. Rabbi Merle E. Singer. Assistant!--:
Gregory S. Marx. Cantor Martin Rosen. Shabbat Eve Servjcw ;
8 p.m. Family Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. 2nd Friday oi -*
month, Saturday morning services 10:30 a.m.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340016, Boca Raton. FL 33434-
servative. Located in Century Village. Boca. Daily Serv*J!J.a, |
and 5 p.m. Saturday 8:46 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.. Sunday^
and 5 p.m. Rabbi Donald David Cram. Phone: 483-555/.
M. Pollack, Cantor.
5780 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Florida 33445 .t*
vative. Phone: 498-3536. Rabbi Elliot J- Winograd w
Cantor. Sabbath Service*: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday st a.
Daily Minyans at 8:46 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2476 West Atlantic Ave. (Between Congress **:**#
Road). Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Reform. Sabbath E
vices, Friday at 8:16 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. Rabbi Samuel
phone 276-6161.

Friday, number 20J98Sffhe Jewiih Floridian of South Coimg_ Pgi?
Local Club &
Organization News
rwd War Veterans Port 266
hold their next meeting
--day Dec. 26 at Anahei
fun,,' 16189 Carter Rd.,
Ly A second nomination for
[floor will be followed by elec-
\ of officers. All members are
kj to attend and cast their
. A collation will follows.
j'nai B'rith Women Genesis
hold their next meeting,
^sday, Dec. 26, 12:30 p.m. in
[Administration Building, Cen-
r Village. Guests and husbands
-come. Refreshments will be
Led There are a few openings
[their New Year trip to St.
nistine. Donation $199. Con-
[ Evelyn 487-5128 or Florence
I'nii B'rith Boca Teeca Lodge
3119 will hold their monthly
fast meeting, Tuesday, Jan.
am Stanley Shots, ADL
of Palm Beach County
| speak on "A New Look at this
ti-Defamation League's Ac-
Ities." All are invited.
I'nai B'rith Delray Lodge No.
. will hold their next meeting,
ay. Dec. 23, 10 a.m. in their
eting room, second floor,
American Savings Bank. W.
Atlantic Ave., Delray. Their
special guest will be David
Oznesky, RA of the U.S. Secret
Service. His talk will be in
reference to the protective and in-
vestigative activities of the ser-
vice. A question and answer
period will follow. All are invited
to attend. A collation will follow.
For further information, call Bob
Morrison 498-8748.
Braadeis Women Century
Village Boca, will join three other
Brandeis Chapters to listen and
discuss lectures given by Pro-
fessor! from Brandeis University,
Monday, Jan. 6. Please call Rita,
482-4606 or Lucille 483-2166 for
Women's American ORT All
Points Chapter will sponsor a
night at the Pompano Race Track,
Saturday, Dec. 21. $18 per person
includes dinner, program free
parking. Call Dolly 499-4851.
Women's American ORT
Pines of Delray North will spon-
sor an evening of dinner and
entertainment, Dec. 25, 6 p.m. at
the Musicana. The cost is $19.50
per person. For information call
k Pmzrr with some of the flowers growers at the Habilitation
wer m West Palm Beach. (At center is the Center's director).
te Man's Tzedakah ...
Flowers From The Weak To The Sick
Every week. Ernie Goldblum
L. s fnend Amt* Penzer go up
nest 1'alm Beach to purchase
*ers. then drive back to Delray
'en'.- community Hospital and
-ihuu- then to patients there.
hey are performing two acts of
Pakah at the same time. The
fers are bought from the
wlitation Center; it is one of
.projects of self help for the
[dicap|*d people, whom the
per serves; then the flowers
I used to bring some cheer to
pnts at the hospital.
[rnie Goldblum take no per-
' credit for his good deed -
i he and Mrs. Penzer present
flowers to the patients, he
s them "these flowers are be-
Pven to you by the Jewish
Immunity." And he makes a
M of emphasizing that it makes
[difference whether they are
Ti&h or not.
[Wients are usually touched by
kind gesture. Sometimes,
r, Goldblum and Penzer
SM County Jfwuk Fmitration
Wy acknowUdgti the following
^f"* I aauly. Ian
t HarakevMs.
"* ** K*cfc. D*v *:
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"irk., i.. ... Bvrrta
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"+* Mr ^ U* Vku,
" Mr. a.. Mr,. aaju- c#k#B
are touched by the patients' reac-
tion. In one such instance, recent-
ly, a patient told Goldblum she
was Jewish, and asked him to pray
with her. After they prayed
together, the patient said: "I am
close to dying, and I would ap-
preciate it if you gave these
flowers to another patient, who
could continue to enjoy them."
Goldblum said this was, to him,
the epitome of unselfish behavior
- the terminally ill patient wor-
ried about doing good for
others. .
Goldblum, from Rye, N.Y., is a
part-time resident of Delray, and
often seeks unique ways to
crusade for worthwhile causes. In
one such instance he undertook a
personal mission to Geneva and
other capitals in Europe, to enlist
the aid of the Red Cross and
others on behalf of Soviet
prisoners-of-conscience. He is also
involved in getting a Hebrew Free
Loan Society started in South
County, under the auspices of the
Jewish Community Foundation.
Alex. 78, of Kings Point, Delray Beach, was
originally from New York. He i* survived by
his wife Ruth, son Roger, daughter Sheila.
Bistort Frances Fneder. Uoldie Steinberg
and Ruth Weg (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
Knnn. 12. of Boca Raton She is survived by
her parents Barry and Carol. Grandparents
Jack and Minette Ifinkin and Morris and
Dorothy Halpenn. brother Joshua and sister
Rebecca. (Beth Israel Rubin Memorial
David J 31. of Delray Beach, waa originally
from Michigan. He is survived by his
parents Mama and Jerome, brothers Randy
and Jeff and sister Tonya (Beth-Israel
Rubin Memorial Chapel)
In The Synagogues
And Temples ...
Gaest Lecture Series
Temple Sinai will welcome
guest speaker Dr. Jane Gerber,
Professor of Jewish History,
Graduate Center, City University
of New York and author of Jewish
Society in Fes and The Jewish
People; An Ethnographic History,
Sunday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. to speak
on "Assimilation, Jewish Sur-
vival, Ethinic Revival; Historic
Perspectives." General admis-
sion, $5. For reservations and in-
formation, please call the Temple
office 276-6161.
Temple Sinai Brotherhood is
sponsoring a night at the races at
Pompano Race Track, Saturday,
Dec. 28. The price includes Grand
Stand Admission, dinner, tax and
gratuity, free parking before 6:30
p.m., reserved Grand Stand
seating and Official Program. For
further details contact Jerry
Gilbert 499-5563 or the Temple of-
fice 276-6161.
Temple Sinai Sisterhood will
hold a New Year's Eve party,
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. at the
Temple. 2475 W. Atlantic Ave..
Delray. Late supper, live band,
set-ups, favors etc., included.
Members $22.50 per person,
guests $25 per person. Call Frieda
Markowitz 498-2018, Ruth Zellea
499-7887 or Shirley Feingold
"The Art of Forgetting" will be
the sermonic theme of the
message to be delivered by Rabbi
Dr. Louis Sacks at the Sabbath
morning service, Saturday, Dec.
21, 8:45 s_m. For further informa-
tion call 499-9229.
B'nai Torah Congregation will
welcome college students at a
special service, Friday, Dec. 27,
8:15 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will
follow the service at the home of
Rabbi Feldman. For information
call 392-8566.
Temple Emeth Brotherhood
will sponsor a breakfast meeting.
Sunday. Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m. at the
Temple. 5780 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Delray. Ms. Judith Gomberg
Meade of The Family Institute
will be their guest speaker.
On Saturday morning, Dec. 21,
Zhene Levine-Goldsmith.
daughter of Chaya Levine and
Jerome Goldsmith, will be called
to the Torah at B'nai Torah Con
gregation as s Bat-Mitzvah.
Readers' comments: on issues, reactions to articles and opinion
letters are cordially invited. Letters must be signed and must in-
clude name, address and phone number of sender. Name will be
withheld if so requested. Letter should be no more than 200 words
in length.
Tradition, it's what
makes us Jews. That's
why we're beside you
when you need us
most. After all, Our
Real Involvement is
zvith the Living.
Memorial Chapel
Dade Broward Palm Beach New ***

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Press Digest
The Jewish Floridian of South County /Friday. December 20, 1985
Israel-Egypt relations.
However, when the delega-
tion got there it became evi-
dent that the Egyptians
preferred to stick only to
the Taba issue.
The Egyptians have been
insisting on establishing an
Several years ago. as inflation
bloomed in Israel and an increas-
ing number of people sought to
evade the growing burden of in-
come tax and other levies, a spe-
cial unit called "tax commando"
was established in Israel's inter-
nal revenue service.
In recent months the Tax Com-
mando finally came into its own,
as the fighting arm of Israel's
treasury department, which
decided to tackle various sectors
of the tax-paying population
suspected of not really being tax-
Among the first to be tackled
were the owners of the popular
felafel kiosks and stands, who in
many cases proved to have failed
to report millions of shekels in
revenue. Next came caterers who
provided lavish affairs for wed-
dings and bar-mitzvah celebra-
tions, which every Israeli
wondered how so many of them
could afford given the country's
dire economic straits. More
recently, the operations were
directed against entertainers
singers, musicians, comedians and
so on.
Finally, now veterans of tax
warfare, the tax commando have
been directed against tougher
targets. First in Jerusalem's
ultra-Orthodox quarter, after in-
spectors for the Value Added Tax
were attacked by resentful mer-
chants, and most recently in B'nai
Brak. which in the past came to
be called "The Vatican" among
the income tax officials (meaning
it is "holy." not to be tampered
with .).
The operation in B'nai Brak un-
covered evasions of taxes to the
tune of hundreds of thousands of
dollars, in addition to dozens of
stores and businesses which were
not even on record as doing
business. Needless to say, these
operations were conducted with
suitable police protection.
One interesting aspect of the
B'nai Brak operation was in the
marketplace of a section called
Pardes Katz. where the
shopkeepers and stand owners
were not surprised: they knew of
the inspectors' arrival
beforehand. Said one of the
policemen Dacking up the opera-
tion. They have an excellent in-
telligence system here ..."
tiers in die 52 settlements in the
past year, beyond 860 attributable
to natural increase.
There are 104 settlements in the
territories of Judea and Samaria,
both urban and rural, half of
which were settled by Gush
Emunim. The total number of
residents is about 52.000, with
more than three quarters of them
arbitration body, which will employed outside their towns or
act like a court in the villages.
(Me of the method* used by the
tax commando throughout the
country m recent months hat been
to set up roadblock* at major in-
tersection*, equipped with a com-
puter terminal linked to the tax
office's mainframe. Driven are
ttopjed and cheeked against the
data m the computer, and if found
to owe unpaid taxes their vehicle*
are impounded (under the ap-
propriate court paperwork) on the
spot, unless they come up with the
money owed.
This system ha* proved quite ef-
fective m tax collection, but ha*
al*o claimed a number of victims
who had paid their taxes but had
not yet the information fed into the
computer*. It turn* out that
because of the heavy workload, the
clerks charged with updating the
computer data often fall behind
sometime* by several week*.
The Jerusalem Post car-
ried an item written
especially by Jon Kimche of
London, describing
documents and maps found
in the British Ministry of
Defense which show that a
map drawn up in 1915 on
which the Egyptians cur-
rently base their claim to
Taba had been purposely
falsified to alter the
border at the time. The map
had been drawn by the
famous Arabist T.E.
Lawrence, placing the
border where the British
wanted it.
Egypt has been using the
dispute over Taba, a small
strip of beach south of Eilat,
as an excuse for cooling off
relations with Israel over
the past two years, and for
"freezing" up the process of
applying the Camp David
peace agreement.
Recently, a thaw in rela-
tions (which came to be
known as the Cold Peace)
seemed to be in the offing as
the Egyptians invited a
delegation of Israeli
directors-general (of
Cabinet departments) to
visit Cairo, in order to
discuss the full range of
dispute, so that no real
negotiation or compromise
would be possible. Israel, on
the other hand, wants the
issue negoitated first, with
arbitration (mutually agreed
on) to come only as a final
Heron Benvenisti. former depu-
ty mayor of Jerusalem and head of
the West Bank Data Project fund
ed by the Ford Foundation,
recently held a press conference
in Jerusalem to point out that set-
tlement in Judea and Samaria is a
shoestring operation which can-
not sustain itself without govern-
ment funding.
Using statistics released by the
government, Benvenisti said the
Gush Emunim settlement move-
ment has run out of steam and has
not increased the number of set-
Most of the funds sunk in these
settlements, Benvenisti pointed
out, went to housing and other
non-productive aid, and the gove-
rnment is still spending large
amounts to keep these set-
tlements going.
The Benvenieti pre** conference
wo* on apparent reaction to the
visit in the area* by member* of
the Conference of President* of
Major Jewieh Organization*,
recently. Some of them indicated
that they had been unaware of the
significance of settlement in the
area* or it* extant, and appeared
to sound like they were inclined to
look upon it more favorably than
According to the latest
polls in Israel, the Kahane
Kach Party has lost some 30
percent of its recently-
Grained popularity, which
would give it onjy
Knesset Members
elections to have been!
in November. (At its
the polls gave Kahaiil
many as 10-11
The Citizens Rights ]
ment headed by Shu
Aloni lost even
popular support, accw!
to the polls, declining I
percent from 7 seats A
According to the
polls, the Likud .
much of its lost pop
rising from 24 seats I
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AveMeali at PubNx Store* with
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Fastlvaly Decorated
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Order Now! German Lebkucken (Honey Cake) in an
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